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Religion and Utopia in American Literature - ALA 2020

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:54am
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

American Literature Association
San Diego, CA May 21-24

Religion and Utopia in American Literature

Recent scholarship excavates the politics of religions in American literature but has largely left untreated the utopian quality of religion. In many literary texts, religion provides bases for imagining new social relations. Reading religion as utopian invites us to look anew at the multivalent relations between religion and politics in American literature.

2020 Contemporary Women's Writing Essay Prize

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:42am
CWWA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

2020 Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize

 

The journal of Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford University Press) is delighted to announce the launch of the 2020 Essay Prize.  The Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize aims to encourage new scholarship in the field of contemporary women’s writing, recognise and reward outstanding achievement by new researchers and support the professional development of next generation scholars.

 

Panel: The Soul of America: The Legacy of the Culture Wars

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:43pm
Canadian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: CAAS at Congress 2020

Western University, May 30-June 1, 2020

The Canadian Association for American Studies invites paper proposals for our 2020 conference, which will be held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. 

Panel: The Soul of America: The Legacy of the Culture Wars

Organizer: Andrew Woods, Western University

David Foster Wallace panels at ALA 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:23pm
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 31st annual conference of the American Literature Association in San Diego on May 21-24, 2020.

We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction.  Paper topics may include but are not limited to:

Politics and American Literature - ALA San Diego Roundtable

updated: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 11:57am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals for a roundtable discussion on Politics and American Literature at the annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA), which will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).

In addition to the novels of Jonathan Bayliss, presenters might consider the work of such writers as Henry Adams, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Robert Penn Warren, Ayn Rand, Philip Roth, Ursula LeGuin, Michael Chabon, and Toni Morrison, among many others. 

Extended Deadline - CFP: Global Souths Conference (March 19-21, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 12:21pm
University of Louisiana at Lafayette English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Fourth Annual Global Souths Conference

Formerly the Deep South in the Global South Conference

March 19-21, 2020

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana

 

“Doing southern studies is unmasking and refusing the binary thinking--‘North’/‘South,’ nation/South, First World/Third World, self/other--that postcolonial studies has taught us is the most damaging rhetorical structure of empire. Doing southern studies is thinking geographically, thinking historically, thinking relationally, thinking about power, thinking about justice, thinking back.”             --Scott Romaine & Jennifer Rae Greeson

Ghosts and Memory

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:01pm
Far West Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019

I am seeking 20 minute paper proposals for a panel that considers the various literary uses and conceptions of ghosts as a mode of memory, projection, history, trauma, and reconciliation/redemption. Part of the foundational premise of the ghost story is a disturbance in the present that comes from the past; an unsettling interaction between mind and matter, memory and perception, the living and the dead. All paper proposals that consider these aspects of ghost stories (as literature/writing) are welcome.

The Far West Popular Culture Association will be held on February 22-24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Palace Station Hotel/Casino.

Please send a 250 word abstract and a brief bio to:

Better Living Through TV?

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:48pm
Steven A. Benko
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Better Living Through TV?

 

We are seeking proposals for chapters to complete an edited collection on morality and ethics on/through television. The essays will address TV dramas and comedies aired during the Golden Age of TV, continuing through peak and prestige TV. An editor at Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield, has expressed interest in this project.

 

Stephen Crane Society Panels at ALA 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:47pm
Stephen Crane Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Call for Papers: Stephen Crane Society. ALA 2020

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego on May 21-24, 2020. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions:

·      Crane’s depiction of war

·      Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)

·      Crane’s depiction of the city

·      Crane’s poetry

·      Crane’s journalism

Translation, Rewriting and Adaptation

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:13pm
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The international journal, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS)solicits papers on “Translation, Rewriting and Adaptation” for a special issue in 2021. HJEAS is available world-wide on ProQuest and archived on JSTOR. Scholarly essays are welcome on a wide range of related topics, such as novels adapted to film, drama productions based on films, free translations of classic drama for the Anglophone stages, continuation of novels or novels rewritten for a new kind of readership (e. g., Foe by Coetzee, The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler, etc.) poetry and poetry sequences adapted for stage or performance.

Bob Dylan On Screen

updated: 
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 9:00pm
Murray Leeder/University of Manitoba
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

On May 12, 1963, Bob Dylan left the set of the Ed Sullivan Show, incensed the producers rejected his decision to “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues.” This non-circulation of his image through television provided valuable publicity and Dylan would boast of “the song they didn’t let me play on TV.” This incident stands at the beginning of an ambivalent and complicated relationship between Dylan’s persona, as expressed through his words and music, and its dissemination through screen media.

Deadline Extended - The Essay Today: A Symposium

updated: 
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 8:33am
Philip Coleman & Jurrit Daalder / Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 22, 2019

*Deadline Extended*

The Essay Today: A Symposium

 Call for Papers

 

Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

 

25-26 March 2020

 

Extended Abstract Deadline for The Plays of Anne Washburn

updated: 
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 8:02am
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Since Anne Washburn will be our Keynote Guest at the Comparative Drama Conference, we offer a proposed panel on her plays.

 

The Plays of Anne Washburn

 

The Comparative Drama Conference asks for abstracts on the plays of Anne Washburn.  The conference does not require any specific focus, but some possible topics are:

 

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play and other post-apocalyptic plays

Washburn's interest in the focusing on popular culture in her plays (for example, The Simpsons in Mr. Burns, her adaption of The Twilight Zone)

Washburn's contribution to the growing number of plays about Trump or inspired by Trump 

Extended Deadline: American Literature at PCA 2020

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:26pm
Corey Taylor / Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

November 24, 2019 is now the deadline for submitting proposals to the American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association’s National Conference, to be held April 15-18, 2020 at the Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia, PA.

Harriet Beecher Stowe at ALA 2020 and Up and Coming Scholar Graduate Student Award

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:08am
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

 

Call for Papers 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Society

American Literature Association 2020

Deadline for Submissions:  January 6, 2020

San Diego, CA

May 21-24, 2020

 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Call for Papers  

Washington Irving and the Theater (ALA 2020)

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:06am
The Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Washington Irving Society invites proposals for a panel connecting Washington Irving and his contemporaries to the theater. As a native New Yorker, Irving was a lifelong theater goer and even aspired to become a playwright while living abroad. His relationship with playwright John Howard Payne and Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, in fact, developed during this time in England when he attempted to write for the theater. As we continue to celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Sketch Book (1819-1820), stage performances of stories from the collection, such as “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” are welcomed, but we open the panel to stage productions of Irving and his other writing, too.

 

Alfred Hitchcock Call for Papers—DEADLINE EXTENDED!

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:05am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers—DEADLINE EXTENDED!

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019

 

CFP for ALA

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:04am
nancy k. gish / t.s.eliot society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

CFP for ALA 2020

 

The T. S. Eliot Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2020 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2020 at Manchester Grand Hyatt One Market Place, San Diego, CA.

 

Please send proposals (up to 250 words), along with a brief biography or curriculum vitae, to Professor Emerita Nancy K. Gish (nancy.gish@maine.edu.) Submissions must be received no later than January 10, 2020.

 

For information on the ALA and its 2020 meeting, please see the ALA website at www.americanliteratureassociation.org

Short-circuits and Fused Visions: The Works and Networks of Claude Pélieu/ “Courts-circuits et visions disjonctées : œuvre et réseaux de Claude Pélieu

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:51am
Peggy Pacini / University of Cergy Pontoise
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Born in 1934 in the village of Beauchamp, near Pontoise (France), Claude Pélieu was an influential figure in a number of contemporary transatlantic artistic and literary scenes from the 1960s until his death in 2002, yet he remains relatively unknown and absent from historical narratives of the period. In the 1950s, he began drawing and experimenting with collage, and later studied painting in Fernand Leger’s atelier. He published his first poems in 1956 in the magazine Rendez-vous avec le sol, followed by further texts in 1959 in Henri Chopin’s Cinquième saison.

LSA 2020--Beyond Borders: Latina/o Studies in Times of Crisis

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:51am
Latina/o Studies Association.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

 

 Latina/o Studies Assocation 2020

July 15-18, 2020

Call for Papers

DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 1, 2019 by 5:00 pm EST

 

Beyond Borders: Latina/o Studies in Times of Crisis

Hosted at the University of Notre Dame

South Bend, IN

 

Midwestern Childhoods

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:50am
Maggie Morris Davis
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Sherwood Anderson’s 1928 Tar: A Midwest Childhood opens with the title character remembering his childhood and acknowledging that he has, within this narrative, created his childhood midwestern hometown almost entirely from his imagination, “one place all his own, the product of his own fancy” (4). “To tell the truth, Tar was trying,” the narrator promises, “to get at something it was almost impossible to get at in the reality of life,” the inevitable changes that disrupt and discount the intertwined memories of childhood and place (7-8).

Eudora Welty and The Body

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:49am
Eudora Welty Society/ American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 3, 2020

Welty and the Body

Welty, Modernism, and Media

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:49am
Eudora Welty Society/ American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 3, 2020

American Literature Association Meeting

San Diego, CA May 21-24, 2020

Welty, Modernism, Media

This panel will investigate Welty’s work and its interactions with multi-media influences such as advertising, film, journalism, magazine culture, music, photography, pulp fiction, radio, theater, television––that is to say, with all and any forms of media influence.  Papers may consider Welty as a modernist working with the same kinds of 20thC technological changes as such writers as Eliot or Joyce but, being a Mississippi woman meeting and appreciating change, possibly defining a different relationship to the modern

Woman Questions: Margaret Fuller and Louisa May Alcott in Their Time

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:36am
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

In this year of the centennial of women’s suffrage in the US, the Fuller and Alcott Societies invite your participation in the Thoreau Gathering (July 8-12, 2020 in Concord, MA).  Our focus will be on gender as part of the Gathering’s larger theme of “Thoreau and Diversity: People, Principles, Politics.”  What did Thoreau’s two most famous female contemporaries in the Concord circle have to say to him, to each other, or to their larger worlds about changing the legal and human status of women? 

CFP:Insecure, Awkward, and Winning: Intersectionality of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Works of Issa Rae

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:36am
LaRonda Sanders-Senu/ Gordon State College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2019

Call for Contributors

 Insecure, Awkward, and Winning: Intersectionality of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Works of Issa Rae

 

Edited by: Adria Y. Goldman, Ph.D., Joanna L. Jenkins, Ph.D., Andre Nicholson, Ph.D. and LaRonda Sanders-Senu, Ph.D.

 

“I was like, ‘Yo is something wrong with me? That the whole society seems to think that people like me don’t exist?’ And part of what inspired me, was this deep desire that before I died, I would make some mirrors so that kids like me might see themselves reflected back and might not feel so monstrous for it.”

Authority and Trust: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:35am
Heidelberg Center for American Studies / GKAT
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

“Authority and Trust: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives”

June 25–27, 2020

Heidelberg Center for American Studies

 

The DFG-funded research training group “Authority and Trust in American Culture, Society, History, and Politics” invites proposals for an international conference that will explore the emergence and transformation of authority and trust in Americanpolitics, society, religion, literature, and culture from the nineteenth century to the present.

Afterlives

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:34am
Dpt. of Comparative Literature, The Graduate Center - CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Graduate Center at the City University of New York
Comparative Literature Conference
24 April 2020

A F T E R L I V E S

Latinx Counterpublics

updated: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 2:58pm
Latinx Studies Association Biennial Conference / University of Notre Dame / July 15-18, 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

In the U.S. public sphere, Latinxs are often reduced to mere numbers—to checkmarks on census forms, data points in demographic surveys, and statistics about economic sectors. However, Latinxs cannot be contained in these quantitative frameworks; through our experiences at the thresholds of the Americas, we have developed distinctive approaches to individual and collective life. With the U.S. public sphere in a “time of crisis” (to invoke our conference’s theme), this panel seeks new scholarship on Latinx counterpublics—on the social networks that have taken shape as Latinxs have looked at, listened to, and engaged with media.

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